Department of Medicine

How to Apply

Stanford participates in the National Residency Matching Program through ERAS only. We receive over 1,500 applications from U.S. graduates alone and select about 250 candidates to interview. We base selection upon a number of factors, including your academic performance (particularly in Medicine clerkships), personal qualities, letters of recommendation, and clinical performance. We expect that applicants will have excelled in their Medicine rotations. We are also committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities trained in Internal Medicine.

Contact information:

  • To submit documents for ERAS
  • To arrange for an interview
  • For interest in an availability of a PGYII or PGY III position
Contact: Stanford Medicine Residency
Recruitment and Alumni Relations Administrator

As part of the ERAS forms, we require letters from your Dean, your Chairman of Medicine (or designee), and at least 3 additional letters of reference. You are welcome to submit up to two additional letters by U.S. mail or email Stanford Medicine Residency. We also require your medical school transcript, personal statement, and curriculum vitae - and the ERAS format is fine for the c.v.! Please note: We recommend a Chair's Department letter for all candidates.

The deadline for completed applications is October 1. Interview days are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from the beginning mid- November through late January. If you receive an invitation to interview, please contact us as soon as possible to arrange an interview date.

Intern appointments are made in accordance with the rules of the NRMP.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your application deadline?

The deadline for completed applications is October 1.

How many PGY-1 positions are available?

We have aproximately 40 PGY-1 positions available.

By what criteria are Housestaff selected?

The selection process is a dynamic process that involves an evaluation of academic transcripts, board scores, publications, presentations, letter of recommendations and other academic pursuits. We do not have a minimum cutoff for the application criteria.

What are your USMLE score requirements?

There are no minimum requirements besides the basic criteria through ERAS.  We will review the entire applicant pool and invite our top candidates for an interview.

How many clinical training sites are there?

There are three main clinical training sites.  Our residents rotate through three hospitals, affording a wealth of clinical exposure and an understanding of operational activities of different health care systems.

When do you interview?

Interview days are held on Tuesdays and Fridays from the beginning mid-November through late January.

Do you accept applications from international medical graduates (IMGs); also sometimes referred to as foreign medical graduates (FMGs)?

Yes, we do accept applications from international medical graduates.



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